Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Bavinger House!! Must SEE before you leave Oklahoma

Especially for people from outside Oklahoma or particularly for International Students!! You guys need to experience the Norman secret treasure. It's a great experience and I bet you will LOVE it tremendously Ironically, many local Norman people do not recognize the Bavinger House. That stinks man.

The Bavinger House is a MUST see before you leave Oklahoma!

I ain't joking.

Ya know, I am so glad I got the opportunity to check out the hidden treasure of Norman, Oklahoma.

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I know yall raved so much about Norman the college town - University of Oklahoma with its famous football game but seriously Norman is not all about the university. There are plenty of things to see that is not associated with the University of Okahoma and one of them is the miraculous Bavinger House!

Let me explain further, again, Norman is not all about OU campus. Norman is way cooler than that.

Norman is like a jewel hidden inside a clam, heh, yah, whatever you call em. Some of you (or, maybe all of you, eh?) might be confused with my statement. But, seriously, yall are blind with the amazing ambient from the university of Oklahoma that catched your eyes and so on and so you always associate norman as part of the University of Oklahoma and there is nothing to do in Norman except to visit the beautiful OU campus. Again, NORMAN is more than that!! I just want to open your mind that there are more cool stuff to see in Norman.

Nah, I want you to give a shot for Bavinger House! I bet you will like it!

Bavinger House which is located in Norman, OK is such a strange-open-space house with a weird roof like a witch hat.

Bavinger house was built and completed in 50's and it was solely built for a private house purpose. Later on the owner decided to open the house for public. Since the owner let the house open for public, the Bavinger House has become one of the top architctures in the United States.

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The owner passed away in 2000-ish (I think) so the son took over the house. As I talked to the son, he said he is currently working on the house renovation. Unfortunately, the renovation cost is not cheap and there are lot of stuffs in the hosue that need to be fixed so he wished more people come and donate so he can get done with the house renovation sooner.



So, I am writing in my blog hoping some people may accidentally visit my blog and become interested to check out the Bavinger House. I think it's important to preserve it because Bavinger House is the most valuable precious treasure that must be preserved for the sake of science, art, architecture, engineering and the future generations.

I persoanlly think that the bavinger house is the best among the best attraction I have ever seen in Oklahoma. It is beautiful yet mysteriously seductive that I want to visit again.

The cave kitchen
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Anyways, to me Bavinger house is like Flinstone cave house mixed with Tarzan tree house with interior design from 60's style and some culture fusion and eco-green organic preservation.

(Let's check out wikipedia..hiihihii)

The walls are covered with rocks
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I think the elements of culture have a great influence in the bavinger house interior style. For instance, I saw a chinesse round table on the first floow and I saw a mattress inside a box/floor on the second floor that if you didnt notice carefully you would have thought the owner slept on the floor without bed. It reminds me of the japanesse bedding style.

At one point you feel you were at the western part and when you walk to the other side of house, you feel that you were at the chinesse "atmosphere". When you go upstair, you feel you were visiting Tarzan's tree house.

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Since, I am too lazy to write on my own words about the Bavinger House, I am going to copy and paste some whatever from the wikipedia. I know, I know, wikipedia is not the most trusted source but at least I can give you a big picture with what the hell is going on with the Bavinger House.

The Chinesse style Dining Table. You can turn around the table like in Local Chinesse Dim Sum restaurant.
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"The Bavinger House was completed 1955 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. It is the best-known building designed by architect Bruce Goff. The house was awarded the 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1987 for being the signature building of a master architect. It was built by Nancy and Eugene Bavinger, the residents of the house, who were artists. During its construction the family opened their home to curious visitors each weekend, charging them $1 in admission, eventually making over $50,000. Eventually they decided not to let anyone see the house because they did not want to be disturbed while living there. This helped to offset the construction cost of the home. In a 1955 article, Life magazine featured the Bavinger House. The Bavinger House is now open for tours every weekend. The Bavinger House is back and Open to the public effective December 18th." - Wikipedia



Pretty much what the wikipedia said about the Bavinger House. zzZZZzzzzz

More info about The Bavinger House: http://www.thebavingerhouse.com/

Can you find the mattress?
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Open space bedroom. Yep, no privacy so you cant do any "private" stuff , ya know what im saying...
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The heater. The house was still chilly although the heater was on =((
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Now, let's check out more pictures of the Bavinger House. I know I suck at taking good pictures but whatever...who cares, yah?

First Floor with mini fish pound
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Close up picture of the rocks cover the house wall
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Nice crystal clear blue (glass flakes). they are everywhere in the house.artsy
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The roof resembles a witch hat, aight?
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The access to the wooden bridge was close for temporary due to the major renovation in that area.
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I love the view. a rock in the middle. stunning.
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As I said in previous pic, the crystal blue thingie are everywhere in the house. I wonder if I can have some for my necklace pendant.
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I photoshoped! random pic.
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I dont know what these are but they look like head of bears. Yo know the scary fury animal. Bear.
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2 comments:

ziwa said...

aghhiiiiiii darliinnggg :))

HAPPPYYY BIRTHDAAAYYYY !!!
suksess terus yaa.
happy slalu.
muahs <3

Pizookie said...

Thank you Ziwa darling!! Miss you!!!!!!!